Luca Lucchesi peaufine A Black Jesus
par Ioana Florescu
- Ce documentaire est une production de la société de Wim Wenders, Road Movies
Cet article est disponible en anglais.
Director Luca Lucchesi is ready to follow up on his 2011 documentary Ohne Sonne, Amburgo with a film set in a small Sicilian village. Lucchesi, who worked as an assistant director on Wim Wenders’ 3D documentary projects Il Volo and Cathedrals of Culture [+lire aussi :
fiche film], and was also the DoP for Wenders’ video installation Notes from a Day in the Life of an Architect, will take a closer look at Sicily, a place he also explored in the soundtrack to Ohne Sonne, Amburgo, a poetic portrait of the city of Hamburg set to the sounds of a Sicilian mix tape.
The upcoming documentary will show what happens in a small Italian town when a 19-year-old refugee from Ghana asks to be one of the bearers of a venerated black Jesus statue during the annual religious procession. The idea of him carrying the statue alongside the other – white – locals divides the community, and the villagers find themselves forced to question their identity, starting with the very icon of their own beliefs: a black Jesus.
Based on an idea developed by the director together with Hella Wenders, with whom Lucchesi previously collaborated by serving as a cinematographer on her 2017 film School, School – The Time After Berg Fidel, A Black Jesus [+lire aussi :
fiche film] is being produced by Wim Wenders’ German firm Road Movies together with NDR and is currently in post-production.
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